Tsushima to Join in the Fireworks Festival


Japan will join in this year’s edition of the Busan International Fireworks Festival. The city of Busan has announced that in the middle of an hour long fireworks festival held nearby Gwangan Bridge and Gwangalli Beach on October 24, a five-minute fireworks show will be held on the coast of ...

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254 Apprehended for Teaching Illegally in Month-long Crackdown


The Korean Justice Ministry said yesterday that a total of 254 foreigners were apprehended between Aug. 20 and Sept. 18 on suspicion of teaching foreign languages in private or through educational institutions without necessary qualifications. Some of them satisfied the eligibility rule but had recruited students in illegal ways, such ...

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High Increase of Child Sexual Abuses in Busan


A new report shows that cases of child sexual abuse in Busan have significantly increased. According to the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, 274 individuals were arrested for violating child sexual abuse laws, some 187 percent more than the 146 arrested for such offenses in 2013. The most common offenses were ...

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Busan Home to Five of Most Dangerous Tunnels in Korea


Five tunnels in Busan rank among the ten most dangerous tunnels in Korea by number of vehicle accidents. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Nam-gu’s Hwangnyeong Tunnel topped the list with 68 accidents. Mandeok Tunnel was fourth with 45 fender-benders, followed by Baekyang Tunnel in fifth with 43, ...

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Korean Couple Killed in the Philippines


A South Korean couple has reportedly been killed from an armed attack in the Philippines. A man in his 50s was shot to death at his home in a village in the Calabarzon region. His 40-something wife was killed outside the home after attempting to escape. The incident is presumed ...

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Busan Recovering After Storm Aftermath


Damage from strong winds occurred in many places throughout Busan yesterday following storm warnings issued in the morning hours. At Gimhae International Airport, a total of 40 domestic and international flights were cancelled along with four delays. Busan New Port experienced several hours of delays for cargo loading and unloading ...

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Domestic Violence Up, Car Accidents Down this Chuseok

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A new report shows that domestic violence cases increased during this Chuseok this year from holidays, compared with last year’s. According to the investigation results by the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency, 157 cases of domestic violence were reported during Chuseok, an increase of 7.5 percent from the 146 cases reported ...

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Dave Beck Releases ‘Stranger Homes’ in Korea

Dave Beck Korea Stranger Homes

Dave Beck is coming off the release of his critically acclaimed album "Stranger Homes” in Korea. Formerly based in Brooklyn, Beck spent four years performing and developing his craft amidst the New York scene, and has received very positive regards from multiple national tours. Stranger Homes ,

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